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The House of (DE-FI)ance: A Fashion & Design Co-working Experience

The House of (DE-FI)ance: A Fashion & Design Co-working Experience

The House of (DE-FI)ance: A Fashion & Design Co-working ExperienceThe House of (DE-FI)ance: A Fashion & Design Co-working ExperienceThe House of (DE-FI)ance: A Fashion & Design Co-working Experience

Be Disruptive

A subsidiary of the Dayton Emerging Fashion Incubator (DE-FI) LLC, The House of (DE-FI)ance: A Fashion & Design Co-working Experience is a one stop space designed for creative entrepreneurs.  When (DE-FI) first launched, they were told that Fashion has no place here in Dayton and that people here don't "look" like that or "dress" like that.   


Since 2013, members of (DE-FI) along with other members of the local fashion community have worked to  prove them wrong by promoting the talent in our city. As a result of these advocates, we are now poised to not only become the Fashion  Capital of the Midwest but to open the first ever multi-disciplinary Design & Fashion Coworking space.  


For  the local fashion and design community, creativity and passion have never been our challenges; the largest challenges faced include:


  1. A lack of financial support
  2. Meaningful mentorship
  3. Resources


All  of which have prevented many people from even exploring their dreams.   


This multi-disciplinary facility consisting a boutique and co-working space that includes:


  • Design Studio featuring design software
  • Designated and Roaming Desk
  • Designated and Roaming Office
  • Visual Art  Studio
  • Fashion Studio
  • Fablabs
  • Manufacturing/Fabrication Space
  • Photography Studio
  • Sewing Studio
  • Conference Room
  • Production Room
  • Classroom Space
  • Networking Space
  • Venue Rental


As a member, you will be integral to what The House of (DE-FI)ance does, for you and for others. We are committed to providing support for members and their growing businesses and networks by fostering an exclusive collective of like-minded individuals and hosting specialized professionals in regular workshops, gatherings, and social events. As fashion and design creatives, we’re only as good as our network, The House of (DE-FI)ance: A Fashion & Design Co-working Experience is designed to help deliver the most for you and your business. 


FEATURES 


A few of the features that will really make The House of (DE-FI)ance: A Fashion & Design Co-working Experience stand out in a crowd: 


  • Designer space 
  • High-speed wireless internet
  • High-tech conference room with so you can wirelessly present to clients or have employee meetings on a 55” LED flat screen television
  • Full color wireless printer
  • Surround sound system for events, or play your favorite tunes in individual rooms 
  • Atrium lounge where you can get away for a private conversation, or sneak in a little nap 
  • Comfortable digs to keep you feeling limber and at your best all day long
  • Membership Features


A few of the benefits members receive as part of their membership:


  • Coffee, tea, and snacks
  • Use of conference rooms for free for the first 30 minutes and discounted rates for additional time
  • Free admission to The House of (DE-FI)ance: A Fashion & Design Co-working Experience’s Happy Hours, as well as selected workshops and events 
  • Discounted admission to specialized Workshops 
  • Discounted rates for designated and floating desk and other amenities
  • Access to The House of (DE-FI)ance: A Fashion & Design Co-working Experience outside of regular operating hours


A business hub created by and for fashion and design entrepreneurs. From  finance workshops for startups to sewing labs, to photography studios,  to everyday workspace and everything in between. Every aspect of the  fashion industry will be in one synergistic place where design and  fashion professionals and entrepreneurs can work and prosper together.   

Crowdfunding Campaign

The work that has been done over the past 6 1/2 years by (DE-FI) has all been voluntary.   An initial goal of raising $50,000 to cover startup cost has been established.  Please consider donating to our crowdfunding campaign via iFundWomen.  The  hunt is on for the perfect space for The House of (DE-FI)ance: A Fashion & Design Co-working Experience